Planting Instructions by Flower Name
- Hardy Zones: 5-8
- Spacing: 2"
- Height: 3-4"
- Blooms: Summer (1st year); spring thereafter
- Planting Depth: 2"
Grecian Windflowers Mixture
Grecian windflowers are in the Buttercup family and native to the Mediterranean. They make a good low-growing groundcover, blooming for several weeks in the spring. They are also good for borders, beds, woodland gardens and rock gardens. They can even be planted in containers. Ours is a mix of pink, white and lavender blooming plants.
Soak the tuberous bulbs in lukewarm water for 5-6 hours or overnight before planting. The bulbs will swell with water, which will give the roots a head start. It may be hard to tell which end is up on these irregular, flattened bulbs, so plant them sideways and the roots and shoots will find their way. Grecian windflowers do best in moist, well-drained soil in a semi-shady spot, like under deciduous trees. If planted in full sun, provide plenty of moisture. They are most eye-catching when planted in large groups. Plant 2” deep and 2” apart; space a bit closer if planting in containers.
Grecian windflowers are low maintenance. They do require a dormancy period after flowering, preferably with dry conditions. The foliage will die back completely by midsummer. Feed with an all-purpose fertilizer in the spring when shoots appear.
Grecian windflowers are hardy in USDA zones 5-8. They may successfully overwinter in colder zones if planted in a sheltered location and thickly mulched in the autumn.